Lori Hermanson

Lori H.

Denver, CO
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Lori delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I have been a working professional pianist and instructor for 35+ years. After graduating from DU Magna Cum Laude with my degree in Piano Performance I began working professionally in the Denver area. I have performed as soloist with the Denver Symphony (now the Colorado Symphony), worked as primary coach/accompanist with Opera Colorado for more than 25 years, and have worked with a large variety of Colorado and international musicians and performing groups. I have coached every level from beginning students to international artists and enjoy customizing every session to the unique talents and tastes of the individual student. Music should be fun - let's have fun learning together!


Professional Musician and Private Instructor
Jan 1981 - Present
Descant LLC

Self-Employed as a performing solo pianist, collaborative pianist, rehearsal accompanist, vocal coach-accompanist/repetiteur, and private lesson instructor in the Denver/Rocky Mountain area since 1981. Member MTNA, CSMTA, Denver Area MTA

Rehearsal Accompanist - Musical Assistant - Vocal coach-accompanist
Jan 1984 - Jun 2009
Opera Colorado

Various positions over the years. Primarily involved in preparation of the opera chorus, assisting with off-stage conducting and musical cueing during performances, performing with the pit orchestra as needed, private coaching for the singers, audition accompanist for all positions, translation/programming and operation of the supertitle system (providing translations of the text during performance)

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Bachelor of Music - Piano Performance
Sep 1976 - Jun 1981
University of Denver - Lamont School of Music


Limited Proficiency


Colorado Music Teachers Association
Mar 2018

The Colorado State Music Teachers Association exists to encourage and advance the standards of teaching and performance, to enhance the professional status of its members, to provide a collegial and fraternal relationship among its members, and to foster the advancement of music education in Colorado through relationships with schools and community organizations

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Music Teachers National Association
Mar 2018

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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Photos & Videos

Playing and singing at Dazzle Jazz Club 2017

Newman Center for Performing Arts - Hamilton Recital Hall

Benefit concert for Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, Wellshire Presbyterian Church.
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2 Reviews

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Kathleen Jan 29, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

I met Lori at a recent voice competition where she was the designated pianist for my division. She rehearsed patiently, returned texts promptly, and kept a steady, cheerful attitude through two days surrounded by stressed-out singers. As for her playing, she performed challenging repertoire with grace and disciplined understatement that made it clear she was there to help us shine. It's hard for me to overstate just how good an accompanist she is.

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Anna Oct 30, 2017
Piano · In home

Great first lesson. My daughter is excited she can already play Mary Had a Little Lamb and is looking forward to the next lesson.

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